Racecards

18:00 Warwick

Hilton Metropole Hunters' Chase (Class H)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 2.90s
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - Dark Green, Yellow diamond and sleeves, White cap
  • Form 34/3213-
  • Age 12
  • Weight 12-7

chased leader to 4th, soon behind, pulled up before 12th

2
Silk - Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine
  • Form 62154-3
  • Age 11
  • Weight 12-7

held up, headway 10th, led 3 out, ridden out

3
Silk - Beige, red striped sleeves, red cap
33/1
  • Form 006/3U-U
  • Age 13
  • Weight 12-7

pulled hard, chased leader 4th to 10th, weakened next

4
Silk - Dark Blue, Red star, Red sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Red cap, Dark Blue star
  • Form 05/P4U0-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 12-5

took keen hold, led and soon clear, blundered 6th and 13th, ridden and headed 3 out, weakened next

5
Silk - Grey, Pink sash, sleeves and cap
  • Form 40F5F-3
  • Age 6
  • Weight 12-2

held up, headway approaching 11th, ridden to chase winner 2 out, one paced flat

6
Silk - Light Blue, Grey chevron, armlets and star on cap
100/1
  • Form 2/PFPPP-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 12-0

in touch to 11th, soon behind

In depth

Verdict

This appears to rest between Bit O'Speed and Epsilo De La Ronce, with the latter just preferred after a series of solid efforts of late. The 11-year-old can be a tricky ride but he does respond well for today's jockey and the partnership are taken to land this race for the second season in succession. Bit O'Speed does not always live up to his name, but is selected over Line Apple as the main danger after an encouraging effort over a slightly further trip at Stratford last time out.